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The workforce issue facing general practice has been around for some time in the United Kingdom. Between 2007 and 2014, the GP clinical workload increased by 16% and patient consultation rates are up by 12.4% while the number of...
Public knowledge of where to access resources for patient clinical trials could be supported by pharmacists, a contributor to pharmacy policy has said. Mitch Kirkman, Development Quality Assurance Manager at Novartis and recipient of the 2008 Medicines Australia Pat Clear...
An English project looking to reduce medicines wastage across community pharmacy, care homes and general practice has produced savings representing a return of nearly £4.28 on every £1 spent on its development.1   ‘Community pharmacy teams are in the unique...
Mortality rates are four times higher for Indigenous patients with diabetes than non-Indigenous Australians, a report has found. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 has also shown that...
How can our medical system still rely so heavily on the fax machine for crucial communications? What are the modern alternatives? Prior to the inception of the digital age that brought us the internet, email and cloud computing, the fax...
A new study has found that parents who generally accept vaccination are susceptible to anti-vaccination rhetoric from politicians, suggesting that vaccine messaging needs to account for a wider array of dissenting voices. The web-based study asked 411 participants with children...
Pharmacists should be able to administer vaccinations in any health setting. Appropriately trained and qualified pharmacists across all Australian states and territories can administer the influenza vaccine to eligible patients. At the end of last year approximately 11 million...
The Interim Report of the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (RPRR) arrived on 22 June and the world of pharmacy as we know it didn’t end. In fact, given the Federal Government’s 2017 Budget announcements on location rules...
Pharmacist prescribing is ‘imminent’, says PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson. So what could that mean for you and your patients? Pharmacists will have prescribing powers by 2020, predicts Shane Jackson. ‘Prescribing is an activity that is well within the...
As PSA National President, I will continue to work with the government and other stakeholders to unlock opportunities for pharmacists to realise their full potential – focusing on scope of practice fulfilment, practitioner development and quality in practice. The government...